Our shareholder advocacy focuses on three key areas:
Direct Corporate Engagement
As long-term shareholders, we build collaborative relationships with corporate leaders in an effort to increase transparency and improve corporate practices on a range of topics important to our clients. Examples include:
- Climate change;
- Economic inequality and poverty;
- Systemic racial inequity;
- Societal and ethical implications of technology;
- Gender inequality;
- Gun violence;
- Ocean health and plastics;
- Toxics and pollutants;
- Lobbying and political spending; and
- Shareholder rights.
For some issues, we engage legislators and policymakers at both the state and federal levels to propose or support policies that facilitate the transition to a more sustainable economy.
Voting strategically as shareholders is an effective way to encourage positive change. We review and evaluate each proxy ballot item, supporting those that promote corporate accountability and protect shareholder rights.
Download our Proxy Voting Guidelines